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Courses for International Education Professionals

International Education Professionals

Online training courses are suitable for those living overseas.

Our SpLD qualifications are suitable for a wide range of international education professionals including teachers, teaching assistants and other practitioners based in a classroom setting.

Please note:

  • Courses have different pre-entry requirements please see on the individual course pages
  • The CPD programme replaces the former Dyslexia Action Hornsby: Alpha to Omega course.

Who are the courses for?

Our range of short courses are appropriate for:

  • A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists
  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Teaching and Learning Support assistants
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings

CPD Short Courses: Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy Level 4 and 5 (online)

The Dyslexia Action Level 4 and 5 CPD Programme consists of independent short units. All our units are available as independent stand-alone courses. Some of the units contribute towards a pathway to specialist teacher training. Units can also be built up over time to gain Awards (three CPD units) and then a Certificate (two awards/ six CPD units).

A list of all CPD Units and Awards can be found here
NEW CPD Courses Beyond Dyslexia and Literacy. If understanding how relationships and connections can have an impact on pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is an area of interest, we developed a new SEMH CPD Unit The Emotionally Connected Classroom, more details about this short CPD unit can be found here.

Are you looking to gain a Level 4 Certificate?

Participants working overseas/interested in completing our international pathway can work to gain:

The Online Level 4 Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)

Bookings options for DACRT67

Option 1- Complete 2 Awards Courses 

Awards contain three-set CPD Units to achieve Certificate 67. This will involve 20-30 hours of study per unit over a seven-week period. 

Each Award costs £855 + VAT.

By booking an Award you will save a total of £30 as opposed to booking the units individually. 

Available Awards

Option 1- Complete 6 Individual CPD Units 

Study 6 CPD Units to achieve Certificate 67.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

Available CPD Units 

Please note: *DACPD84 or DACD85 can be swapped with Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (DACPD99)

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy-DADIP61

The Level SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification that is flexible and is undertaken part-time and enables you to become a specialist SpLD teacher (with QTS/PGCE) or practitioner (those without QTS/PGCE) across all age ranges. Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) a tailored specialist teaching programme.

The Level 5 Diploma pathway route is made up of:

  • The Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)
  • The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

Total Fees for the CPD Pathway Route

  • Award Route (if you book 2 Awards) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,580 + VAT
  • Unit Route (if you book 6 individual CPD Units) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,640 + VAT

If you are a graduate you may be interested in our fast track Level 5 Diploma as a quicker alternative route. Read More

Level 7 (Postgraduate) Qualifications SpLD Teacher/Practitioner/Assessor

Please note: Our Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Programme is currently being updated and restructured for a January 2022 start.  Further details will be provided shortly. Please register your interest attrainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk (stating area of interest – SpLD Teaching, Assessment or MEd) and we will contact you as soon as the information is available. Current participants with enquiries should contact pgmail@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

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SEMH CPD Course - The Emotionally Connected Classroom

The Emotionally Connected Classroom course may be useful if SEMH is an area of interest for you or if you are looking to complement your knowledge in SEND. Additionally, this level 5 course is suitable for your colleagues who are working in teaching support roles, as well as teachers, SENCOs and other SEND professionals.

This Level 5 online course introduces how relationships and connections can be developed in a classroom environment to help support pupils with SEMH needs. By studying this short 7-week CPD course, you will be able to understand how emotions can be influenced by the thinking brain and the consequences learning can have in the classroom.

Our Level 5 SEMH programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

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Courses for Qualified SpLD Professionals

Our Specialist CPD Programme is designed for those who are already qualified SpLD teachers/practitioners and assessors and will help you to stay at the forefront of all information in the field and have access to the latest resources.

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Good news! We are pleased to announce The Emotionally Connected Classroom CPD course has been shortlisted in the CPD Category for The Teach Primary Awards.

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